A plethora of local labels and retailers put on fashion show segments, including:
- Boys' Co
- Paris Angel Fashions
- Ultra Men's Wear
- Merder Tees
- F as in Frank
- Mental Wealth
- Hawks Ave
From Paris Angel, the striped armwarmers, minidress with a black cutout overlay, and silver leggings are on trend but just unique enough to set you apart from the black latex legging-clad crowd.
Channel a bit of Moulin Rouge glamour in high-waisted satin shorts with suspenders, also from Paris Angel.
Hawks Ave showed a collection of comfortable-looking streetwear separates embellished with signature hawks and chevron patterns. This teal hoodie dress with dolman sleeves is stunning.
F as in Frank walked the fine line between pure fun and campy 80s nostalgia with lots of acid-washed denim, neon, and candy-coloured rompers.
Christopher Bates's ULTRA collection at Vancouver Fashion Week SS09 was inspired by Depeche Mode and Eurotrash. It seems as though he's still in thrall with this design inspiration, although his SHOW OFF collection is more Anglo-philic and less continental. I enjoyed the tongue-in-cheek references to the Union Jack, chavs, and British schoolboy uniforms.
I love this hoodie: the national colours of Brazil plus an all-over hexagon pattern...can you say "soccer"?
This dapper slim-cut suit reminds me of Johnny Depp in From Hell.
This post is also cross-posted on Stylefinds.